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Ethiopian Double Sided Gospel Leaf

African Christianity in Ethiopia

by Joel Elowsky

Along with Egyptian Christianity, one of the longest and most enduring Christian cultures on the continent of Africa is that of the Ethiopian Church. Christian histories by Rufinus and Socrates Scholasticus tell us about how the kingdom of "India"  (the ancient name for Ethiopia) was converted to Christianity by Frumentius. The story, as reported by the ancient church historians Sozomen, Socrates Scholasticus and Theodoret can be read by following the links provided. There is, however, also the story told in art as can be found in the Metropolitan Museum of Art by Emma George

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African Memory of Mark

The African Memory of Mark

by Joel Elowsky

We just received a review of Tom Oden's book The African Memory of Mark by Christopher Beetham, a professor at the Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The review indicates that there is a shift in thinking in Africa as it begins to reappropriate its past. The Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology is a partner with us in our work. We hope you'll have a look at the review and let us know what you think.

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Ethiopian DNA clues

DNA Evidence and the Queen of Sheba

by Joel Elowsky

Recent studies with DNA research point to a possible link of the Queen of Sheba with Ethiopia. DNA research may prove helpful in exploring other previously unidentified links with Africa that wil further help us understand Africa's unique contribution to our Judaeo-Christian heritage. You can find the article from the BBC by Helen Briggs in the link below:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18526428

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